Albert Francis Schafer, age 78, of Lonoke, peacefully passed away surrounded by family on March 8, 2014. Albert was known for his kindness and impeccable work ethic. He retired from AFCO Steel after a devoted 47 years. He also retired from the National Guard for 45 years where he enjoyed serving his country and helping others.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marion and daughter Debbie. He is survived by his son Robert of Little Rock; brothers, Edward, Melvin and Elbert, all of Carlisle and a sister, Thelma Munnerlyn of Lonoke.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 at Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke. Graveside Service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at Hester Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank Chambers Nursing Home and Arkansas Hospice for their loving care.